Many people love leggings. They are comfortable, easy to wear, and can be doubled up as shapewear if you choose the right pair. You may live in your leggings, or you might just be looking to update your style with a new top.
Leggings can be worn as tights under a elegant tops. This is a great fashion hack for winter, especially if you don’t have thick wooly tights or thermals. A tunic or tunic will make a plus size tops outfit complete. You can also wear your leggings as trousers for a casual look, or as activewear.
The Best Leggings
While we love a bargain, it’s not the best thing for us to have to pull out the needle and thread every few weeks to repair holes in our leggings because they’re worn out.
Let’s face it, those leggings were thrown out and you purchased a new pair. No sewing machine required.
Choose durable fabrics and well-made styles. These fabrics will provide you with great support and are less likely to roll down. They will also fit well, so you can avoid the horrible camel toe.
For plus-size women, high waisted leggings make us feel confident and supported. Obligate ponte leggings are our favorite, as well as jeggings and yoga pants, or the newest faux leather leggings.
Check out our top picks for tops that you can wear with leggings if you are a plus size.
Leggings and bralettes are a great style for working out. They can be worn at the park, in yoga classes, or at the gym. Many bralettes and active wear crop tops can be breathable and sweat-wicking. This means they draw moisture away from the body and dry quickly so you don’t get too hot.
A tunic is a great choice when choosing tops to wear with plus-size leggings. A tunic should fall below your waistline, or mid-thigh. This is better than a top that reaches the highest part of your body. For a chic and effortless look, choose a block color.
A Denim Jacket
For a casual look, wear your favorite denim jacket with a white tee and leggings.
A Plaid Shirt
You get bonus points if your shirt matches your leggings. For example, if you are wearing black leggings choose a black and a white plaid shirt.
A long cardigan is a must.
You can dress up your leggings with a layered cardigan and your favorite pair knee-high boots. This outfit is great for casual coffee dates with friends, or work from home. This outfit is great for mixing different lengths, and it’s super comfy too.
An Oversized Sweater
A cute sweater is another great way to layer leggings. For a layering style, we recommend a longline shirt. This look is super comfortable and chic, making it a great choice when you travel.